Thirukural written by Thiruvalluvar consists of three books, the first book on Aram (the Way or Dharma), the second on Porul (Material or Artha) and the third on Inbam (Joy or Kama).

There are 37 chapters in the first book, the first four called Payiram or Prefactory Matter, the next twenty about Ill-Aram (the householder’s Dharma) and the next thirteen about Turavaram (the path of Renunciation). The second book on Porul contains seventy chapters, the first twenty dealing with Kings and their Duties, the succeeding thirty two chapters with the other matters concerning the State, and next thirteen, with Sundry Concerns. The third book on Inbam contains twenty five chapters, the first seven being on Pre Marital Love (Kalavu) and the next eighteen on Marital Love.

There are 133 chapters in all, each chapter contains ten distichs in the metre known as Kural and the work itself is now called by that name.

0148. பிறன்மனை நோக்காத பேராண்மை

0148. Piranmanai Nokkaatha Peraanmai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    பிறனில் விழையாமை (Piranil Vizhaiyaamai)
    Not Coveting Another's Wife
  • குறள்
    பிறன்மனை நோக்காத பேராண்மை சான்றோர்க்கு
    அறனொன்றோ ஆன்ற வொழுக்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    பிறன் மனைவியை ஆசையோடு பார்க்காத பெருங்குணம், அறிவுடையோர்க்கு நிரம்பிய ஒழுக்கமுமாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Manly excellence, that looks not on another's wife,
    Is not virtue merely, 'tis full 'propriety' of life.
  • Meaning
    That noble manliness which looks not at the wife of another is the virtue and dignity of the great.


Post a Comment